Friday, Sep 30, 2022

Universal Basic Income


Time for a re-set 

May 22, 2022 9:54 am

P Chidambaram writes: We cannot depart from the path of an open, liberal and market-based economy. That would be suicidal. Yet, we must take stock and, considering the global and domestic developments, re-set our economic policies. That requires the courage, clarity and speed of 1991 

‘EAC-PM report independent task, may not be taken higher up in govt’

May 21, 2022 4:42 am

While the report, titled ‘The State of Inequality in India’ was released by EAC-PM’s Chairperson Bibek Debroy on Wednesday, sources said senior officials who work closely with the government’s policy advisory body had not received a copy until late after its launch.

PM panel flags urban job guarantee scheme, universal basic income

May 19, 2022 10:34 am

The report, titled “The State of Inequality in India” and prepared by the Gurgaon-based Institute for Competitiveness, was released on Wednesday by EAC chairman Bibek Debroy.

A minimum framework

April 06, 2019 12:21 am

For now, NYAY scheme presented by the Congress is bare bones. A lower target minimum income and a smaller transfer amount could make it viable

Election Commission asks Niti VC Rajiv Kumar to explain his comments on Congress' Nyay

March 27, 2019 11:01 am

“Rajiv Kumar is a public servant and ideally should not have made such a statement which is seen as working to the BJP’s advantage. His comments have been sought,” said a source.

India has highest number of poor despite 27 crore moving out of poverty in 10 years: report

March 27, 2019 8:33 am

In India, poverty reduction among children, the poorest states, Scheduled Tribes, and Muslims was fastest, the report says.

There is a way to deliver a minimum income guarantee — but Congress hasn’t found it

March 27, 2019 9:00 am

Instead of embarking on a massive administrative exercise with uncertain benefits, it is possible to think of another combination of public interventions that would actually ensure minimum income to a much larger proportion of the population.

Not so basic

March 27, 2019 12:45 am

Inequality deepens faultlines, but a handout, framed as rich versus poor, is hardly the answer

UBI: Bluff... Congress has history of swindling people in name of poverty alleviation, says Jaitley

March 26, 2019 7:19 am

Arun Jaitley called the promise an “eyewash” and said the Congress is in the habit of “giving promises” to the poor to win elections but has never provided resources for it.

Few details, Rs 3.6 lakh crore-question: Will Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme be a top-up or subsidy tweak?

March 26, 2019 10:24 am

According to the Central Statistics Office, there were 24.95 crore households in India in 2011. If every household in the bottom 20 per cent is eligible for this income, this translates into a total expenditure of about Rs 3.6 lakh crore annually.